Bob Uecker Quotes About Life, Love, Wife, Age, Family, Major League

Bob Uecker Quotes About Life, Love, Wife, Age, Family, Major League

Bob Uecker Quotes

Bob Uecker Quotes:

How do you catch a knuckleball? You wait until it stops rolling, then go pick it up.

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I didn’t get a lot of awards as a player. But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly.

Bob Uecker

I used to soak my mitts in a bucket of water for about two days. Then I’d put a couple of baseballs in the pocket and wrap it up with a rubber band. Today you don’t have to do that, because catchers’ mitts are more like first baseman’s gloves.

Bob Uecker

On TV the people can see it. On radio you’ve got to create it. – On TV the people can see it. On radio you’ve got to create it.

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Career highlights? I had two – I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.

Bob Uecker

When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team’s dugout and they were already in street clothes.

Bob Uecker

Any teammate of mine that had a kid and a boy that was capable of playing baseball, I think I set a terrific example of ‘Don’t do this’ and ‘Don’t do that.’ And that’s one of the things that I’m most proud of.

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Source: NNHS Class of 1965

The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.

Bob Uecker

Phil Niekro and his brother were pitching against each other in Atlanta. Their parents were sitting right behind home plate. I saw their folks more that day than they did the whole weekend.

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I signed a very modest $3,000 bonus with the Braves in Milwaukee. And my old man didn’t have that kinda money to put out.

Bob Uecker

The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.

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Before broadcasting for 50-some years, I did TV, played 10 years in the big leagues, won a world championship – and played a big part in that, too, letting the Cardinals inject me with hepatitis. Takes a big man to do that.

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Baseball hasn’t forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven’t lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.

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Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat.

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I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players’ equipment.

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Hey, I think it’s easy for guys to hit .300 and stay in the big leagues. Hit .200 and try to stick around as long as I did; I think it’s a much greater accomplishment. That’s hard.

Bob Uecker

You throw batting practice, you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team.

Bob Uecker

Let’s face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can’t resist.

Bob Uecker

I had a great shoe contract and glove contract with a company who paid me a lot of money never to be seen using their stuff.

Bob Uecker

When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.

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Sure, women sportswriters look when they’re in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?

Bob Uecker

People have asked me a lot of times, because I didn’t hit a lot, how long a dozen bats would last me. Depending on the weight and model I was using at that time – I would say eight to 10 cookouts.

Bob Uecker

I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I’ve enjoyed doing the games. I don’t ever go to the park where I don’t have a good day. I don’t like losing. But I don’t think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don’t think once.

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